About the role
The role will be based in Cardiff, however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations and beyond, sometimes at short notice and sometimes over lengthy periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.
The role of Data Analyst is focused on the process of inspecting, cleansing, modelling and visualising data with the objective of discovering and leveraging useful information, that can be used to support evidence based decision making. Our data analyst is expected to make recommendations about the methods and ways in which our engagement teams use and analyse data to improve quality and the usefulness of data systems. Key activities include, but not be limited to:
Defining data requirements to support business issues / queries
Defining the process for how data will be captured and managed
Collecting and interpreting data
Identifying patterns and trends in datasets
Visualising the data to convey complex data sets into meaningful management information
Defining new data collection and analysis processes
The Data Analyst will be required to support engagement teams with a number of tasks, which are supported through various data collection, interrogation and visualisation activities. Typical examples of these are included below:
Volume analysis: forecasting capability and capacity against expected volume and throughput.
Through life cost modelling: analyses design, manufacture and in-service support costs to understand the key drivers and trade-offs between options and product lifecycle phases.
Effective inventory management: uses data analysis and forecasting techniques to ensure clients only hold stock required which reduces product loss.
Historical cost benchmarking: assesses what has been paid previously for the same or similar items and uses that information to determine a future comparable cost.
As a Manager you will be able to resolve unusual and nonstandard problems and issues, is aware of alternative options and approaches to situations, can guide and advise others in this skill and is able to look ahead and anticipate. Displays extensive practical experience and applied knowledge of the subject in a wide range of work situations. Is seen as a role model for others and people will seek their advice. May be involved in coaching or mentoring activities related to this skill.
We're looking for candidates with the following:
Experience working as a data analyst in a corporate function
Knowledge and/or certifications demonstrating capability working with data models and reporting packages (ideally Power BI)
Ability to analyse large datasets
Ability to design and develop comprehensive reports
Strong verbal and written communication skills
An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving
Demonstrable experience of success within a range of complex project environments and sectors
Proven ability to integrate well into a team and build relationships with senior stakeholders
Proven analytical and skeptical mindset with an ability to develop solutions to technical problems
BPSS or SC security clearances desirable
Undergraduate degree (e.g. BSc, BA)
Previous experience working within the Defense industry
What is in it for you?
As we're responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients. We're also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally. You'll therefore be included on our specific Operate training framework, tailored to match your skills, needs and career aspirations. Fully funded by us, you'll complete externally accredited qualifications that will benefit you in the role you are working in. Our training programme is further enhanced through a variety of softer skills training sessions focusing on your relationships and leadership skills.
In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other as part of your employment
• Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
• Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)
• 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
• Flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs.
• Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC